- NAME: Garth Brooks
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: February 07, 1962 (Age: 52)
- Did You Know?: In January 2012, Garth Brooks was named the best-selling artist of the Soundscan era, which spans 20 years. The Beatles took spot No. 2.
- Did You Know?: The third album released by Garth Brooks in 1991, Ropin' the Wind, was the first album by a country artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Full Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
- AKA: Garth Brooks
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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One of the top-selling country music artists of all time, Brooks has received several special honors in recent years. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. The following year, Brooks also became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. George Strait and James Taylor were among the artists that honored Brooks at his induction ceremony.
In 2009, Brooks accepted a three-year stint for a string of performances at the Wynn Las Vegas. The intimate performances given by Brooks—his set only featured Brooks and his guitar, as he shared personal life experiences and the importance of his family—resonated with audiences and proved to be a huge success for the artist. The country star played sold-out shows throughout the entirety of his residency.
For the final show on November 29, 2013, Brooks partnered up with CBS for a live broadcast event. The TV special received 9.33 million viewers claimed the No. 1 spot in the ratings for the night. Not long after his final Vegas performance, Brooks announced that he'd be returning to the Wynn on January 3-4, 2013 with his band. The set is entitled Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music.
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